[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pet

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 08:19:21 PST 2019


On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 at 15:52, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, January 13, 2019
>
> Klingon word: pet
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be welded (together)
> Source: qepHom 2016
> _______________________________________________
>
> Cf. also {petqaD} "bone-knitter" (medical device).
>

It's probable that {pet} was back-derived from {petqaD}, which presumably
does the job of welding (maybe even literally) bones together. {petqaD} is,
of course, "duck tape" backwards, which makes {pet} "tape" in reverse.

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De'vID
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